North Arkansas Regional Medical Center (NARMC) is proud to announce that Jordan Chaney, Hospice RN, was named the Nurse of the Year by Arkansas Business in their annual Health Care Heroes awards.
Each year, the organization presents the Health Care Heroes awards program to honor individuals, companies and organizations that are making a significant impact on the quality of healthcare in Arkansas. Chaney’s heart and compassion for her patients during their final chapter of life shone through the many nursing nominees.
“She is the absolute best; she does her job with all her heart and soul,” a patient’s family member said of Chaney.
Additionally, NARMC Pharmacy Director Josh Bright was a finalist in the Health Care Professional of the Year category. Bright leads a talented team of pharmacy professionals who use their skills to create innovate programs that help the entire organization operate more efficiently, such as the Medication Reconciliation program. Not only is Bright an exemplary healthcare professional in his own right, but he goes above and beyond to encourage and lead others to do the same.
Chaney, Bright and other Health Care Hero nominees gathered for the awards presentation on Wednesday, April 24, in Little Rock. Through their commitment to their profession and their community, the nominees serve as an inspiration to others to improve the quality of healthcare and discover new ways to assist those in need. An independent panel of healthcare experts served as award judges.
As case manager at Hospice of the Hills, Jordan is responsible for the care and oversight of all hospice patients. Recent Hospice Compare results show that Hospice of the Hills exceeds the national average in almost every measured outcome, and their patient satisfaction results are ranked in the mid to upper 90’s consistently.
“I have had the pleasure of providing hospice care to many patients over a long career in Hospice. I have worked with many outstanding nurses, but Jordan easily rises to the top. I could not be more proud of Jordan and what she has accomplished. She is a true hospice nurse in every sense of the word,” said Thomas Pepler, RN, NARMC Home Health and Hospice Manager.
“Nursing is a calling, and being an excellent nurse like Jordan takes true heart,” said Sammie Cribbs, NARMC COO and chief nursing officer. “We are extremely proud of Jordan and her recognition as Nurse of the Year. We have a wonderful nursing team dedicated to providing quality patient care and Jordan is the perfect example of the compassion found here at NARMC.”